Planning your Blub Garden

Planning your Bulb Garden We get a lot of e-mail from people wanting to receive tulips in April. Wild about those beautiful flowers in the garden of their neighbors they run to our shop hoping to create their own little paradise within two weeks. Alas, tulips, like all spring flowering bulbs, have to be planted in autumn. But April is […]

Flower garden bulbs, Corms or Tubers for your garden

Listing of Bulbs, Corms & Tubers proven to do well in your garden. Achimenes (Gesneria family) These green­house plants require a growing temperature of at least 6o°F ( 6°C). Their fragile stems can be supported by twigs or allowed to fall out of a hanging basket. The small trumpet-shaped flowers, freely produced, are in shades of pink, violet blue and […]

Bulb Information

How o Find Bulbs If you are not sure which bulbs will grow in your garden, or if you want to search on colour or any other feature you can think of –  If you are a connaisseur, or like to become one, if you want to search on botanical names or like to learn about the original habitat and history of […]

How to Buy Bulbs

Bulbs are fun! They are the last gardening you will do in the Fall and the first rewards you will reap in the Spring. Bulbs give you pleasure when you are planning, when you are ordering, when you are planting and when they are peeking above the ground, slowly rising to full green until they bloom! A garden that lacks […]

Garden Designs for Bulbs

Bulb Color Choosing color schemes for bulbs is not different from choosing color schemes for your house or your clothing. The same rules apply. In fact, the garden can be seen as an extension of your interior. There are cool and warm colors. All hues have a different impact. The Dutch Masters knew that warm colors tend to “move” towards […]

Deer Proof Bulbs

Deer Proof Bulbs Why give up on planting bulbs just because you share your yard with hungry deer? There’s nothing as uplifting as looking at a dazzling display of flowers in spring. And even if you live in a place where browsing deer are as common as dogs and cats you can still enjoy a breathtaking display of spring bulbs […]

How to Select Bulbs, Corms and Tubers in a Garden Store

Is the shop temperature suitable ? If it freezes at night half-hardy bulbs may be damaged and go soft on the outside. If it is too hot, the bulbs will wither or start to grow shoots prematurely without root growth, and some fungal and bacterial diseases will attack bruised tissues. Tubers liable to wither, such as dahlias, should be prepacked […]

Forcing Bulbs for Indoors

Indoor forcing of spring bulbs Indoor forcing of these bulbs is not difficult and it’s fun to do. Indoor forcing means that we ‘fool’ the bulbs, or force them, to bloom when or where they would otherwise not bloom. To do this it is essential that the bulbs receive a cold period to break the dormancy. To get good results […]

Gardening Climate Zones

Bulb Climate zones/hardiness zones The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in cooperation with the National Weather Service (NWS) has identified various regions within North America by their 60-year average minimum winter temperatures. These regions called hardiness zones or climate zones are represented by bands across the continent. The same standards have been applied to Europe and other continents. Use […]